North Nibley is a parish and village on the edge of the Cotswolds, located close to the river Severn between Bristol and Gloucester. Its name means a farm or settlement on a hilltop. The village is famously associated with William Tyndale who translated much of the Bible into English. In North Nibley we are fortunate to live in a unspoiled setting, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is an unusual parish in that almost half of the households live outside the central nucleus of the village, across a number of separate hamlets.
The popular village of North Nibley sits between the Severn Vale and Cotswold Escarpment, with the tower of the Tyndale Monument on the hillside above - a well-known landmark that can be seen for miles around. The village has a parish church, primary school, chapel, the Black Horse Inn and the New Inn at Waterley Bottom. It is also home to the very popular annual music festival. There are good links to the A38 and M5 combined with convenient access to the market town of Wotton-under-Edge which delivers all the essential everyday facilities, a cinema and schooling. In the opposite direction lies the market town of Dursley which also has a range of independent shops and supermarkets along with good schools and entertainment. The M5 junction 14 is approximately 5 miles away and offers commutability to the city of Bristol with Junction 13 approximately 9 miles away providing links to Cheltenham. Cam and Dursley railway station is 5 miles away and gives good links south to Bristol Parkway and London Paddington. To the north is Gloucester and and onwards to Birmingham.
The North Nibley Community Hub team are holding a pop up coffee shop on Saturday 31st August at the Village Hall between 10 and 1. Come along and sample the delicious cakes that will be on offer in the Hub, find out more about our plans and tell us what you'd like to see at the Hub and shop.
Can you help North Nibley Village Shop Association raise £1500 to help fund North Nibley Community Hub? Help convert the efforts of our hardworking volunteers into cash by sponsoring an hour or more of their time.
The Mobile Post Office will be by the Black Horse on Fridays between 15:15 and 16:15 from 13th September. (if there is no space then it will be outside the Village Hall.)
The Lister Tyndale Rally which would have been held from the 15th to 16th June this year was cancelled due to the bad weather.
The Nibley Music Festival was held on the 5th and 6th July this year.
Cotswold Canals Connected has published a press release about a short canal survey which will give valuable insight into how, and why people use the Stroudwater canal – and what would encourage them to use it more.
If you would like to fill in the survey, the link is here.
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On Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, North Nibley FC completed their historic treble winning season with a fitting 3-0 win over Dursley Town Reserves in the Dennis Mason Cup Final. Three goals for three titles!
The League 22 games - 18 wins - 93 goals.
Gloucestershire County Cup Minor - 5 wins - 24 goals.
The Dennis Mason Cup -- 4 wins - 18 goals.
It has a surprising number of activities for a small village, centred around the village hall, the chapel and Nibley House. Pre School meets Monday mornings and all day Tuesday to Friday during term time in the village hall. There are a number of good schools locally including the highly regarded Katherine Lady Berkeley's School. The village has cricket and football teams which play on a recreation field which must be one of the most beautiful settings for a sports field in Britain. It is equipped with a modern pavilion. The sports field is also enjoyed by the children from the adjacent primary school.
There are several businesses in the area providing a variety of services from accountancy to Zumba.
It is a popular destination for mountain bikers and walkers with the Cotswold Way passing through the centre of the village.